A little less than two decades after his last (unfortunate) experience on the American continent, John Woo will return to the United States with a tantalizing project: an action film devoid of dialogue, carried by Joel Kinnaman.
John Woo returns to the United States! And this is perhaps the most unexpected news of recent months on the cinema planet. After an encouraging start with Manhunt and then Broken Arrow, the director had put Hollywood at his feet thanks to Volte / Face before allowing Tom Cruise to afford what has long remained as his biggest success: Mission Impossible 2.
Things then turned sour with Windtalkers before Paycheck, an adaptation of Philip K. Dick carried by Ben Affleck and Uma Thurman, served as a point of no return for the filmmaker, who returned to Asia thereafter. With success initially (The Three Kingdoms), then much less then, his last features not having passed through French theaters.
We can bet that it will be different for Silent Night who, on paper, does not really sell a dream since it will be about a father who infiltrates the underworld to avenge the death of his son. Except that it will be an action film devoid of dialogue in which John Woo will have the free field to speak his mastery when it comes to making the powder speak.
Worn by Joel Kinnaman, the feature does not yet have a release date or filming date, and the cast continues to fill up according to Deadline. But it’s already catching the attention of buyers at the American Film Market, which runs from November 1-5.
Produced, among others, by Basil Iwanyk, who knows everything about it having worked on John Wick in particular, will have as advantages the know-how of its director and the ease with which it can be exported, since the barrier of language will no longer be a concern.